This past Saturday, February 22, the United Palace of Spiritual Arts celebrated its 90th anniversary with a soulful night of music provided by Oshun, Tara Harrison and none other than Ms. Lauryn Hill. The choice to have Hill perform at such a special event for the theater seemed like a no brainer. Mike Fitelson, executive producer of the United Palace, explains that they “really wanted to find an artist that saw the world in the same way” that they do – giving equal attention to the artistic and the spiritual sides of performance art. Hill’s 90 minute long set was divine. The energy of the evening resonated throughout the ornate golden walls that have withstood 90 years and that hope to stand for 90 more.
words & photos by Merissa Blitz